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Topics in Culture and Globalization, Fall 2003
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The concept of globalization fosters the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures ...

The concept of globalization fosters the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures and societies geographically wide apart; America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Subject scans existing debates over globalization in four continents. Explores how globalization impacts everyday life in the First and Third World; how globalization leads to a common cosmopolitan culture; the emergence of a global youth culture; and religious, social, and political movements that challenge globalization. Materials examined include pop music, advertisements, film posters, and political cartoons. Topic for Spring 2003: Popular Culture in Japan. Taught in English.

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
World Cultures
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Condry
Ian
Engineering Out of Harry Situations: The Science Behind Harry Potter
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Under the "The Science Behind Harry Potter" theme, a succession of diverse ...

Under the "The Science Behind Harry Potter" theme, a succession of diverse complex scientific topics are presented to students through direct immersive interaction. Student interest is piqued by the incorporation of popular culture into the classroom via a series of interactive, hands-on Harry Potter/movie-themed lessons and activities. They learn about the basics of acid/base chemistry (invisible ink), genetics and trait prediction (parseltongue trait in families), and force and projectile motion (motion of the thrown remembrall). In each lesson and activity, students are also made aware of the engineering connections to these fields of scientific study.

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Engineering
Life Science
Genetics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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Unit of Study
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Christine Hawthorne
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Rachel Howser
TeachEngineering.org
Media Construction of the Middle East
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This kit covers stereotyping of Arab people, the Arab/Israeli conflict, the war ...

This kit covers stereotyping of Arab people, the Arab/Israeli conflict, the war in Iraq and militant Muslim movements. Students will learn core information and vocabulary about the historical and contemporary Middle East issues that challenge stereotypical, simplistic and uninformed thinking, and political and ethical issues involving the role of media in constructing knowledge, evaluating historical truths, and objectivity and subjectivity in journalism.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Journalism
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Ithaca College
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Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry
Chemicals in the Environment
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This kit is a historical overview of American representations of chemicals from ...

This kit is a historical overview of American representations of chemicals from the three sisters to the Love Canal. It compares conflicting constructions about nuclear reactor safety, depleted uranium, Rachel Carson and DDT. Through analyzing diverse historic and contemporary media messages, students understand changing public knowledge, impressions and attitudes about chemicals in the environment.

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Environmental Science
Biology
Ecology
Chemistry
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Ithaca College
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Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Culture Talk: Egypt
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ...

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Economics
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Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Vocabulary Words
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This webpage features 20 categories of vocabulary words, including food, household items, ...

This webpage features 20 categories of vocabulary words, including food, household items, animals, colors, and places. Each category lists anywhere from 5 to 15 words, alongside pictures and an audio link that allows users to hear the word in Arabic. Arabic script accompanies each picture, and English translation is available via the same Arabic audio clip when the picture's meaning is not immediately obvious.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Reading
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Jordanian Arabic
Technology in American History, Spring 2006
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A survey of America's transition from a rural, agrarian, and artisan society ...

A survey of America's transition from a rural, agrarian, and artisan society to one of the world's leading industrial powers. Treats the emergence of industrial capitalism: the rise of the factory system; new forms of power, transport, and communication; the advent of the large industrial corporation; the social relations of production; and the hallmarks of science-based industry. Views technology as part of the larger culture and reveals innovation as a process consisting of a range of possibilities that are chosen or rejected according to the social criteria of the time.

Subject:
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Smith, Merritt
Read Arabic! - Culture and Women's Clothing
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This online lesson teaches students about women's clothing culture in Arab societies. ...

This online lesson teaches students about women's clothing culture in Arab societies. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
Read Arabic! - Dabke
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This online lesson teaches students vocabulary and verbs relating to the cultural ...

This online lesson teaches students vocabulary and verbs relating to the cultural dabke dance. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
Bridging World History
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Bridging World History is a multimedia course for secondary school and college ...

Bridging World History is a multimedia course for secondary school and college teachers that looks at global patterns through time, seeing history as an integrated whole. Topics are studied in a general chronological order, but each is examined through a thematic lens, showing how people and societies experience both integration and differences. The course consists of 26 units (half-hour video, interactive Web activities, and print materials) that can be explored at either introductory levels or as more advanced study. The course videos feature interviews with leading world history textbook authors and nationally known historians. The Web site includes an archive of over 1000 primary source documents and artifacts, journal articles from the Journal of World History and other publications, and a thematic interactive activity on interrelationships across time and place.

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
Education
World History
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Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Modern Art and Mass Culture, Spring 2012
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This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism ...

This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism and postmodernism. It focuses on the way artists use the tension between fine art and mass culture to mobilize a critique of both. We will examine objects of visual art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, prints, performance and video. These objects will be viewed in their interaction with advertising, caricature, comics, graffiti, television, fashion, folk art, and "primitive" art.

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Arts and Humanities
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Caroline Jones
UCLA Language Materials Project
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This website offers a searchable database with hundreds of resources for language ...

This website offers a searchable database with hundreds of resources for language education, including both instructional and authentic material. Users can limit searches by language, material type (including numerous subcategories), audience age and background, and proficiency level. The database contains materials for MSA as well as 17 colloquial forms of Arabic from North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Levant. Although the database was constructed for language instructors, it contains much material suitable for language learners as well.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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LookLex
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Looklex Encyclopedia is a Norway based media whose intent is to introduce ...

Looklex Encyclopedia is a Norway based media whose intent is to introduce and present the diverse countries in North Africa and the Middle East along with their cultures to a predominantly western audience. This resource offers a variety of accredited articles in the fields of education, religion, modern countries, languages, economy, health, politics, ancient civilizations and much more. The encyclopedia also offers an atlas of several civilizations throughout different time periods in addition to travel guides.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
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LexicOrient
Read Arabic! - Culture and Men's Clothing
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This online lesson teaches students about men's clothing styles in Arab societies. ...

This online lesson teaches students about men's clothing styles in Arab societies. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ...

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Economics
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Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Read Arabic! - Culture: Rap Music in the Arab World
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This online lesson teaches students about rap music in Arab culture. Activities ...

This online lesson teaches students about rap music in Arab culture. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies. Vocabulary activated for this lesson includes basic music vocabulary such as 'beats' and 'influence'.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
Vocabulary Words: Holidays and Traditions
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with ...

This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of holidays, traditions, and religion, including various religious sects, acts of worship, houses of worship, and theological concepts. The list also refers to non-religious ideologies, and sacred scriptures. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial. All of the words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

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Languages
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Activity/Lab
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Arabic Desert Sky
Read Arabic! - Marriage and Courtship
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This online lesson teaches students about rmarriage and courtship in Arab societies. ...

This online lesson teaches students about rmarriage and courtship in Arab societies. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
Read Arabic! - "Prince of Poets" Contest
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This online lesson teaches students vocabulary relating to the popular TV series ...

This online lesson teaches students vocabulary relating to the popular TV series 'Prince of Poets'. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies. Vocabulary activated for this lesson includes words related to poetry such as reciting and improvisation.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland